Morrillia Osborn 1924 (gomphothere)

Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae

Alternative spelling: Tetralophodon (Morrillia)

Full reference: H. F. Osborn. 1924. Additional generic and specific stages in the evolution of the Proboscidea. American Museum Novitates 154:1-5

Parent taxon: Gomphotheriidae according to J. Shoshani and P. Tassy 1996

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Osborn 1924 and Shoshani and Tassy 2005

Sister taxa: Amahuacatherium, Amebelodon, Anancinae, Blancotherium, Choerolophodontinae, Cuvieroniinae, Cuvieronius, Eubelodon, Eurybelodon, Gnathabelodon, Gomphotheriinae, Gomphotherium, Mastodon shepardii, Megabelodon, Pediolophodon, Pentalophodon, Platybelodon, Rhynchotheriinae, Rhynchotherium, Rhynchotherium rectidens, Selenolophodon, Serbelodon, Sinomastodon, Stegomastodon, Synconolophus, Tetralophodon, Torynobelodon

Subtaxa: Morrillia barbouri

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Arizona, Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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